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Alpha II One of the First to Achieve EHNAC Data Registry Accreditation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha II, LLC, a leading developer of software platforms, software-as-a-service and publications that support the healthcare revenue cycle, announced today that it is one of the first organizations to achieve full accreditation with the Data Registry Accreditation Program (DRAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC’s DRAP establishes a trust framework between stakeholders to ensure a common level of system functionality across the industry.

As one of two beta organizations for the new program, Alpha II had the opportunity to play an integral role in shaping the program and criteria. Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated Alpha II in areas of privacy, security, mandated standards and key operational functions. EHNAC assessed the organization’s health information and oversight for meeting privacy and security, HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus Rule and ACA requirements, as well as technical performance, business processes and resource management.

“The CMS-mandated use of Qualified Data Registries to report Clinical Quality Measures associated with Meaningful Use, PQRS, GPRO, DSRIP, HEDIS, CHIPRA, etc. spotlights the need to ensure that these entities meet the privacy and security obligations expected of all large scale handlers of protected health information,” said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “With their newly acquired accreditation, Alpha II is raising awareness about the quality of its products and services as well as compliance with industry standards – a major accomplishment in today’s healthcare environment.”

Alpha II offers a Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Registry to successfully collect and report PQRS data – as outlined by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – on behalf of individual providers and group practices. The Alpha II Registry is a secure, integrated, web-based solution that provides data validation for reporting and performance rates, to help ensure a practice’s outcomes and attestation requirements are met. Unlike many registries focused on certain specialties, the Alpha II Registry is able to report on all quality measures and for all specialties, through a platform of data collection, editing and submission services.

“Our team is fully ingrained in the PQRS Program, as our team’s experience dates back to 2007 when it was only an initiative known as PQRI,” said Jan Powell, CEO of Alpha II. “We’ve built our intuitive registry with the backbone of our knowledge and the ability to become one of the pioneer organizations for the stringent standards of EHNAC’s accreditation in this area is an accomplishment we are very proud to have achieved.”

For more information on the Alpha II PQRS Registry, please visit http://www.alphaii.com/Products/PQRS.

About Alpha II

Alpha II’s software platforms, software as a service products and publications support coding, compliance, claims editing and revenue analysis for healthcare professionals, clearinghouses and government entities – both directly and through software developers. Beginning with the initial receipt of patient data through the final scrutiny of the payer’s remittance advice, Alpha II empowers precision across the revenue cycle. The company’s toolsets, data content and rules engines currently plug and play with electronic health record, practice management and hospital information systems to help their customers comply with the latest policies, standards and directives.

For more than 30 years, the Alpha II experienced healthcare professionals have worked together to gather, analyze, and interpret healthcare coding and billing rules and regulations. Additional information can be found by visiting www.alphaii.com, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Press contact: Dave Anderson Anderson Interactive 678-401-2991 dave@andersoni.com

Source: Alpha II